|Rolling hills of tea plantations|
In any case, the city and drive there and back are spectacular. Apparently you can take a train, too, which I imagine would be just as scenic and enjoyable, as long as you can stand the windy roads or tracks. The British established this city because the air is cool and fresh on account of the altitude, and some of the schools I visited were founded before Canada even became a country. Life there seems more tranquil and a lot less chaotic than in the large metropolises I normally go to. It looks like India, but you can see the British influence there more than in some other parts, perhaps, and you'll see more horses and donkeys just roaming about. I was also surprised to see a group of people riding English style down a street as well, properly attired and everything. That's not something you see everywhere in India!
|Scenes around Ooty|
It's a beautiful trip, and the air and cleanliness reminded me of home. I guess I'm feeling a little homesick, too, so it made me start counting down the days until I'm home. Just one more week!